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THRILUNG 

WONDER 

STORIES 

The Magazine of Prophetic Fiction' 




Vol. XiV. No. 1 

August. 1939 



IN THE 
NEXT ISSUE 



Table of Contents 



PLANET OF 
ETERNAL NIGHT 



• COMPLETE NOVEL 

RACE AROUND THE MOON 
By OTIS ADELBERT KLINE 



95 



A Complete Novel of 
Man’s Last Ontpost 



By 

JOHN W. CAMPBELL, JR. 



THE ENERGY 
EATERS 



A Complete Novelet of 
Hollywood-on-the-Moon 



By 

ARTHUR K. BARNES and 
HENRY KUTTNER 



THE SCOURGE 
BELOW 

A Novelet of 
Subterranean Rule 

By 

SAM MERWIN, JR. 



VIA VENUS 



A Short Story 

By 

GORDON A. GILES 



—and many others! 



• COMPLETE NOVELETS 

THE MAN FROM XENERN 
By STANTON A. COBLENTZ 13 

THE WARNING FROM THE PAST 
By ROBERT MOORE WILLIAMS 34 

THE DWELLER IN OUTER DARKNESS 

By FRANK BELKNAP LONG, JR 60 

• THRILLING SHORT STORIES 

THE TIME TWIN 

By LYLE D. GUNN 26 

COSMIC CUBE 

By GRAPH WALDEYER 50 

ROMAN HOLIDAY 

By KELVIN KENT 76 

SECRET OF THE SUN 

By RAY CUMMINGS 90 

• SPECIAL FEATURES 

SCIENCE QUIZ 

A FASCINATING KNOWLEDGE TEST 68 

IF — (A Picture Feature) 

By JACK BINDER 71 

SCIENTIFACTS 

By J. B. WALTER 88 

• OTHER FEATURES AND DEPARTMENTS 

THE SWAP COLUMN.. 8 

HEADLINERS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE 114 

SCIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 115 

LOOKING FORWARD 116 

SCIENCE FICTION LEAGUE NEWS 

THE READER SPEAKS 120 

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY 124 



• ON THE COVER 

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the Post Ofllce at New Torlc, N. T., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Names of all characters 
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